Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, sank in Antarctica in 1915, leaving the 28 strong crew stranded.
McNish, brilliant carpenter and shipwright, defied Shackleton, but his skills played an absolutely vital role in saving the entire crew.
Despite his bravery and ingenuity, McNish was one of the very few who were never awarded the Polar Medal.
Now, alone and destitute, one still night on the dockside, he challenges Shackleton one last time...
Louw's writing is outstanding. Rennie's performance is a mesmerising tour-de-force of unparalleled intensity